Queen's University to host first Colleges GAA Festival
Queen’s to host all four main college GAA competitions in one festival
Queen’s University Belfast is getting ready to become an inferno of Gaelic Games when it hosts the first Colleges GAA Festival in Ireland.
Queen’s GAA Festival is set to be the third largest sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland in 2014. Over 2,250 top players from throughout Ireland will participate over four weekends in Gaelic football, Ladies football, Hurling and Camogie.
This is the first time a university or college has ever hosted all four of the major higher education Gaelic Games tournaments in the same year.
The finals will take place at Queen’s Upper Malone facilities after its £13 million redevelopment.
Teams from all over the island of Ireland are currently battling it out to make it to the Queen’s Festival weekends which throw in on February 13 - 16 with Camogie’s Ashbourne Cup. The Festival continues on February 20 - 22 with Gaelic Football’s Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup, Hurling’s Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup on February 27 – March 1 and Ladies Football’s O’Connor Cup on March 21 – 22.
Three of the hotly anticipated cup finals, Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup, Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup and Ladies Football’s O’Connor Cup will be broadcast live on TG4.
Adding to the excitement of the action on the pitch, there will be a packed programme of events to offer players, supporters and those wanting to enjoy the festivities in Belfast. Events will include music and comedy nights, talks from well-known sports personalities, advice on nutrition, mental health and wellbeing and opportunities to try other sports.
For further information on Queen’s GAA Festival please visit www.gaafestival.com.